Vow
Vow Vow, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Vowed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Vowing}.] [OE. vouen, OF. vouer, voer, F. vouer, LL. votare. See {Vow}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. To give, consecrate, or dedicate to God, or to some deity, by a solemn promise; to devote; to promise solemnly. ``When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it.'' --Eccl. v. 4. [1913 Webster]

[Men] that vow a long and weary pilgrimage. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To assert solemnly; to asseverate. [1913 Webster]


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  • Vow — Vow, n. [OE. vou, OF. vou, veu, vo, vu, F. v?u, from L. votum, from vovere, to vow. Cf. {Avow}, {Devout}, {Vote}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A solemn promise made to God, or to some deity; an act by which one consecrates or devotes himself, absolutely or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vow — 1 n: a solemn promise or statement; esp: one by which a person is bound to an act, service, or condition marriage vow s vow 2 vt 1: to promise solemnly 2: to bind or commit by a vow vi: to make a vow …   Law dictionary

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  • Vow — Vow, v. i. To make a vow, or solemn promise. [1913 Webster] Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay. Eccl. v. 5. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • vow — [n] promise affiance, assertion, asseveration, oath, pledge, profession, troth, word of honor; concepts 278,689 Ant. breach, break vow [v] make a solemn promise affirm, assure, consecrate, covenant, cross one’s heart*, declare, dedicate, devote,… …   New thesaurus

  • vow — ► NOUN ▪ a solemn promise. ► VERB ▪ solemnly promise to do something. ORIGIN Old French vou, from Latin votum a wish, vow …   English terms dictionary

  • vow — [vou] n. [ME vou < OFr < L votum: see VOTE] 1. a solemn promise or pledge, esp. one made to God or a god, dedicating oneself to an act, service, or way of life 2. a solemn promise of love and fidelity [marriage vows] 3. a solemn affirmation …   English World dictionary

  • Vow — A vow (Lat. votum , vow, promise; see vote) is a promise or oath. Wedding vowsVow with Godwithin the world of monks and nuns, a vow is a transaction between a person and his/her deity whereby the former undertakes in the future to render some… …   Wikipedia

  • vow — vower, n. vowless, adj. /vow/, n. 1. a solemn promise, pledge, or personal commitment: marriage vows; a vow of secrecy. 2. a solemn promise made to a deity or saint committing oneself to an act, service, or condition. 3. a solemn or earnest… …   Universalium

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